Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chloroclystis v-ata

(Haworth, 1809) 1858 / 70.142

Davey, P., 2009: Widespread in England, but local in southern Scotland, the poyphagous larva feeding on the flowers of many plants including dog-rose (Rosa canina), hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), bramble (Rubus fruticosus), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), ragwort (Senecio spp.), and goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and most common on unimproved grassland on chalky soils where dog-rose abounds. It is largely absent from open... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-11mm
Flight: May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/201919SY49 Bridport
27/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
19/08/2019+9SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
15/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
10/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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